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First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention

Learn the theories of blowout prevention and how to use warning signs to recognize a kick and safely shut-in a well.


First Line Supervisors (Drillers) who work on a drilling rig.


  • Source and magnitude of pressure
  • Causes and warning signs of kicks
  • Shut-in procedures
  • Crew positions and duties during well control operations
  • Procedures for circulating out influxes
  • Government regulations

Effective February 11, 2019 - Bridging of certificate expiry dates will no longer be in effect.

Upon successful completion of this course and examination, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that is valid for three years from the date of completion.

If you fail the exam following the course or when taking a challenge exam, you are allowed one rewrite within a 30 day period. Rewrite fees apply. If at any time the exam is failed twice, you will be required to retake the full four-day course.


The examination may be challenged every second renewal, provided your current certification has not expired.


Registration for all locations is through Energy Safety Canada. To learn more about how to register for the challenge exam or how to access materials in preparation for the challenge exam, contact Energy Safety Canada by email at customerservice@energysafetycanada.com or by phone at 1.800.667.5557


Students must be on time and present for the instruction of all course content. Students who miss any course content cannot be certified.

If a student misses any course time, registration fees will not be reimbursed, and students who wish to be certified will be required to register and pay for their course again, as per the Cancellation Policy.

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